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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

17 Dec 2015   #1600
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That is new in v6 free. It is very useful but you still need a recovery disk in case the drive fails completely or there are boot problems.


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17 Dec 2015   #1601
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks
I really wasn't looking for another boot entry to confused me or my current system of which this install is not my only one
I'd be happy if the recovery disk points to and recovers what it is supposed too without being inside windows

Which is most likely going to be the case I would clean the disk and recover from the recovery hdd to the cleaned drive = I believe that made sense in my head
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17 Dec 2015   #1602
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That's fair enough but the paid version has a facility to do a rapid restore which is just as fast for a recent image as a system restore so I use that instead and the boot menu is very convenient.
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17 Dec 2015   #1603
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea thanks I'm not quite ready for that one
I guess I'll have to wing it since there is no instructions on how to go about the recovery disk at boot and only through windows :/

I got a taste with the winpe or re disk it started loading windows = looked like vista loader though then open cmd :/ just exited that so I hope the real recovery goes better than that on the new recovery disk
Thanks guys "I'll be back" downloading 10 home yuck
Getting ready for the double upgrade skipping the first with a saved xml activation file for home and then off to anytime to 10 pro
Last I saw M$ wanted 140.us and not the 99.us Shawn's tutorial showed for upgrading from home to pro them dogs :/

Pretty much makes upgrading 7 senseless I can buy 10 pro for 140.us and keep both
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17 Dec 2015   #1604
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not even attempt to get 10. What are you missing in 7 that 10 can give you.
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17 Dec 2015   #1605
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have 2 7 installs on this asus board
1-7 home premium and 1 new 7 pro
I only need one

I was going to upgrade to win-8 pro
But that upgrade key is tied to my Acer board which will stay 7 home prem for it's life time which is actually a retail 7 key so it will be moved to a new board when the Acer board dies or I get tiered of it which ever comes first

I know curiosity killed the cat and 10 has not changed much in all this time but this new asus system might or might not have better luck in basic functionality with 10
Either way 2 installs of 7 is one too many on one board
Even though I probably will not use it much same is said about the other 7 install time to move.
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17 Dec 2015   #1606
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Looks like it worked
Deleted files were back so all is good

Personally I can't believe I got it right
Thanks again guys y'all rule
Cheers.
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17 Dec 2015   #1607
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

We knew you had it in you Mike!
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17 Dec 2015   #1608
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Congratulations Mike. Now you are a pro and can tell others how it works. I am glad I can retire with such a capable new expert on board, lol.
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17 Dec 2015   #1609
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks I did see a little confusion on the source and destination
It was opposite of what I was expecting to see
The source showed as my ssd that was supposed to be the destination

So I clicked on the source listing and on the bottom clicked on restore this partition and bang 13 minutes later it was

Not sure why they were reversed though that is weird there :/
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